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UK Students, Alum Named Fulbright Recipients

Two A&S students, Amanda Gatewood (English) and Veronica Miranda (Anthropology) to receive Fullbright Scholarships.

Joe Sutliff Sanders - Kids' Stuff

Joe Sutliff Sanders is a professor at Kansas State University specializing in children’s literature. But according to Sanders, he found his way into children’s literature – and eventually into a job at one of the field’s leading programs – by accident.

'UK at the Half' Features Creative Writing Professor Nikky Finney

Nikky Finney was recently awarded the National Book Award for poetry. Her most recent publication, a collection of poems, is entitled "Head Off & Split"

Curiously Inclined

“Last summer I was in Budapest briefly locked in a gypsy’s apartment while she tried to extort more money from me, and had a great time…” said Joe Nickell, as if he were describing a weekend at the lake. He is a man with many interests – over 200 “personas” are listed on his personal website including folksinger, stage magician, and séance conductor.

Negating the Negative

Patience is a virtue. Just ask Ginny Carney. An alum of the English Department, Carney is now President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Minnesota. But she didn’t get there overnight.

A&S Selects New Chairs

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences has appointed new chairs to many of its departments for the 2011-2012 year.

Peyton Fouts

At age seven, Peyton Fouts,’06, wanted to change the world. And he’s been working toward that goal since.
At that young age, he saw a girl on TV carrying one brother and dragging another (who was dead) by the hand in the sand. “She had been orphaned by AIDS and my heart broke. I knew I wanted to change their circumstances and I just kept seeing people around the world who needed help.”

Sarah Schuetze

English Ph.D Student

English, History Professors Awarded Honorary Degrees

Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 nd director of UK's Creative Writing Program, and author and former UK history professor George C. Herring were awarded honorary degrees this past weekend.

Colleen Glenn

English Ph.D. Student

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